Having spent a fair bit of time lately in centres with babies and toddlers I thought it might be timely to include a post with some links to useful information for teachers and parents of this age group.
I have been reminded once again of the incredibly priviledged position held by teachers of this age group as I spent some time in a centre with children present. (usually we are with teachers only after the children have gone home).
The MOE website has some of the ECD information leaflets available online
The Kei Tua o te Pae Infant and toddler book is also available online.
I highly recommend a subscription to the New Zealand First Years Journal At only $25-$30 per year this is incredible value. The Journal contains articles by local and international teachers and researchers which are often just as relevant to teachers of children 3-6 years.
If you are interested in ideas for your centre environment send for the video from Margie Carter and Deb Curtis (Their book is also fantastic for inspiration)
Their books are also available from Fishpond.co.nz
Zero to three is a website full of information you may find useful and stimulating.
Contact us with your favourite links for Infant and Toddler info and we will add it here.